New Video: Crystal Effects

Your best friend emailed me last night to let me know that your cards are best when they include a small element of surprise.  If you want that surprise element to be a lacquered shine, then Crystal Effects is for you.  Whether it’s a large, shiny element or a few small dollops of shine, this product can add that element of surprise your friend looks for in your awesome paper crafts.

Features of and Uses for Crystal Effects:

  • The pointed applicator tip allows for control when applying Crystal Effects to a project.
  • The product is water-based for easy cleanup.
  • A thin application of Crystal Effects can dry in an hour.  Thicker applications can dry inside 24 hours.
  • For a multicolored, glossy finish, add a couple of drops of Classic Ink refills to Crystal Effects.
  • Crystal Effects can be used as an adhesive for buttons and other large objects.
  • Remove bubbles in Crystal Effects by swirling a toothpick around the freshly applied liquid.

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a card on which I applied Crystal Effects to a circle of card stock to add a glossy effect to the center of the button.  Here’s the card I shared:

Bloom for You, Lots of Thanks, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP207I also used Crystal Effects to make the koala’s nose shiny:

Kind Koala, Sketched Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Here’s my new video about this Stampin’ Up!-exclusive product:


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  1. We’re definitely having fun over here! Thanks for another video Brian. 🙂

  2. Love love this stuff ! It is a great adhesive just as you said ….and it does add that extra something to a flat looking card or shine for those people that have “Glitter-phobia”!
    Always enjoy your “Tips and Tricks” !

  3. Another great video….always get great tips from you, Brian. Love Crystal Effects..don’t use it enough.

  4. Great video Brian, full of helpful tips.

  5. I love the video. I haven’t used the crystal effects before now but now I will. Thanks for the video and tips!

  6. Another great /helpful video! Thanks, Brian. Crystal Effects, it’s not just for glueing anymore.

  7. Oh, I love this stuff, I really use it often and it looks totally transparent when it’s dry. It takes a few hours to dry completely but I always leave it for 24 hours just to make sure. Great tips to get rid of the little bubbles, to prevent them, make sure you don’t agitate the bottle to make the liquid to come down, this stuff bubbles very easily. Learned this the hard way.

  8. Informative video! And thanks Maria, for reminding me NOT to Shake Well Before Using!

  9. I love Crystal Effects and your video showing a good way to apply for thicker applications was great………….I’d write a lot more but the hubs just came in with the mail and finally the new SU Holiday catalog has arrived so I’m off to make a cup of tea and indulge myself! LOL

  10. Never thought about coloring it — great tip – thanks!

  11. Thanks for the tip about the Dimensional! That will help a lot.

  12. Any “Stamp with Brian” video is a good video! Great tips too – thank you.

  13. thank you for showing and explaining this product. I have it, now to use it.


  14. Oooo, Brian , you do those videos so interesting , thanks for your tips.
    And I love those pillows !!! Lol,
    Hugs frenchie !!!

  15. I forget about Crystal Effects and you are right it punches a little POW are cards – love the different things you showed we can do too! Thanks for the tips (and ideas)!

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